I'll read anything that looks interesting or has been recommended by friends. Most of the books I've really enjoyed were either Dystopian/post-apocalyptic or Young Adult.
I'm not sure if I read about "Boxer Rebellion" in school (which was a long time ago), but after finishing this I think I'll look up some of the "further reading" suggestions.
It's interesting to see how they felt about the "foreign Devils"
I'm on to the next book which is called "Saints"